Sekiro walkthrough: A complete guide to FromSoftware's samurai souls

Sunken Valley

Sunken Valley

Sekiro sunken valley

From the Old Graves Idol go back to the bridge behind the palace again. Cross the bridge and go down the path to grab the Great Serpent Shrine Idol. The Tengu mask NPC is here again. If you have mastered a skill and talk to him, you will get the Mushin Esoteric Text.

Grapple across the canyon then grapple down the canyon to the Under-Shrine Valley Idol. Turnaround (bright eyes) and go through up through the icy canyon. Grab the Prayer Bead from this area (there is a pool of water here that you can dive into when you gain the ability for another Headless fight) then return to the Under-Shrine Valley Idol.

Go down the canyon, grapple across to the gunman below and tell him off with your sword. Grapple up to a tree then grapple across to your left. Then go left and up another ledge you can climb and follow this to a Gourd Seed before coming back to this spot. Wall hug walk across this next part then grapple across to a tree and then jump down to grab the Sunken Valley Idol in the area below. 

The Gun Fort

The Gun Fort

Sekiro gun fort

This next bit is pretty brutal if you take your time so move quickly. Grapple down to the path below you then immediately grapple left to a tree and pause for breath further in to this little island. Grapple up to the next island and there will be a Snake Eyes gunner in front of you, fight them if you want to but beware of the gunner in the tree to the right of the Buddha statue head. Either after you have killed her or if you want to avoid her, run around to the left of the statue head sticking close to it and jump up.

Make your way up and the sprint across the bridge ahead dropping down the hole halfway across. Grapple the point as you fall. Grapple along towards the cliff face on your left and take time to kill the gunmen on the various platforms here. Continue moving up via grappling hook and ledge climbs until you reach a large flat area. Kill off the enemies before moving towards the wooden barricade. Jump up and kill off all the enemies here before moving further into the cave system and grabbing the Gun Fort Idol. Follow the corridor along in order to fight *squints* Long-arm Centipede Giraffe (Big Voldo)… Kill him off for a Prayer Bead

Explore the hole in the floor to find your way to the cavern again, grapple above you and grab the item from the cave filled with wall lizards. Exit the cave and continue on the path via grappling hook to see some smaller Voldo enemies and grab another Prayer Bead. Go back to the room you fought Big Voldo in by grappling up and around, or just use the Homeward Idol. Go through the door behind where he was.

Sunken Valley Passage

Sunken Valley Passage part 1

Sekiro Sunken Valley Passage

Make your way across the bridge and be very surprised when a big old snake breaks the hell out of it and you drop into a pool of water. Swim as fast as you can forwards and stick to the right to find a safe area. Stay right as you head out of this safe area towards a cavern and the Riven Cave Idol

Grapple up to a small opening and exit this area. Follow the path to your left and jump up until you can see the Buddha statues. Kill the MONKEY WITH A BLOODY SWORD that drops down. Now then, there are lots of smaller items both up here amongst the statues and monkeys as well as a few down in the poison pool. 

There are two paths here. The first is the high path. If you grapple from statue to statue you will eventually see a horde of monkeys. Go past these monkeys and on the right side of the canyon behind them is a a statue rope. Walk along this to claim the Bodhisvatta Valley Idol. If you then jump down you can fight the Guardian Ape. (If you do this before doing the Poison Pools… again section - a couple of sections on - you will have to fight the Guardian Ape again). Killing this will net you the Guardian Ape’s Watering Hole Idol and another Memory to increase your attack power as well as the Slender Finger Prosthetic Tool. Behind this is a cave with the Lotus of the Palace you need for the main quest.

Inner Sanctum

Inner sanctum

If you take the Lotus of the Palace back to Young Lord at the Upper Tower - Kuro’s Room Idol and follow the conversation between him and Emma you will be tasked with finding the Mortal Blade in Senpou Temple.

Travel to the to the Main Hall Idol using the Homeward Idol and check the altar in front of where the NPC was. Ring the bell. Complete the Folding Screen Monkeys boss fight for a Memory and the Puppeteer Ninjutsu. You will be transported elsewhere, walk forward and grab the Inner Sanctum Idol. Go inside the building and talk the NPC here. Congratulations, you know have the Mortal Blade. Travel back to the Upper Tower - Kuro's Room Idol via the Homeward Idol and have a couple of chats with the Young Lord. (You can also use the Mortal Blade to end the life of the Hanbei the Undying in the Dilapidated Temple if you are feeling kind and want a Hidden Tooth item)

Black Badger

Black Badger

Warp to the Senpou Temple Idol and go right and down to where the kite control is. Equip the Puppeteer Ninjitsu and then backstab the Rat here and use it. Go up and find Black Badger overlooking the kite. Chat to him and then make your way through the area. Go up to the big building and into the rafters. Go through that space and out of the window then grapple onto the big tree. 

You can now use the kite to grapple to the other side. Make your way down the cliff side using grappling and leaps of faith by going right and down. At the lowest level you can go left into a cave. Drop down for the Sunken Valley Cavern Idol. Talk to Black Badger and then follow the path outside. Walk to the end of the log and drop attack the enemy below. Then attack again when the prompt appears. Grab the item where you land and warp using the Homeward Idol.

Sunken Valley Passage part 2

Sunken Valley Passage part 2

Sekiro Sunken Valley Passage 2

The second path is down low. This is the path we have taken so far. Grapple to the statue on your left then grapple to the one on the other side that is praying. From here, jump off of this one away from it and hit the grapple button as you fall. Look down again to see a tent with a merchant inside. Buy the Green Mossy Gourd from him if you want to. 

Cave of Nonsense (not the official name)

Cave of Nonsense (not the official name) 

Sekiro cave

Behind the merchant is a cave to drop down into. This cave is full of utter nonsense. There are both poison lizards in here and enemies that literally come out of the walls. Not to mention the giant snake body throughout that will lash around if you hit it or jump off of it. Stick to the right hand side of the cave until you see the snake body coiled around a stone spire. Go across, under the snake's body, immediately after passing this and jump up. Now stick to the left-hand side. 

sekiro Dried Serpent Viscera

You will see a wall with the wall hug markers on it, beyond this the snake will attack you. Drop down to the left of the wall and then jump up to a cowering monkey. Look up and to the left to see a grappling point. Equip the Mist Raven prosthetic and grapple up being ready to immediately use the prosthetic. Hold down the direction of the small hut to dodge towards it and run inside. Go through here and grab the Dried Serpent Viscera from the shrine. 

Grapple up to a small path, follow it until it has a small drop, grab the item, then turn around and look up for another grapple point. Grapple up there and ledge climb. Welcome back to Blighttown, sorry, Poison Pools.